Health & Family

Your complete guide to healthy living, with weight loss tips, diet hints, workout plans, health solutions, stress relief, nutrition help, healthy beauty ideas, and more.


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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking healthy recipes doesn't have to take all day. Get our flavorful, easy healthy slow cooker recipes.

Makeovers for a Healthier Home

Your wall color, your comfy couch, your plates -- they all can be diet-busters. Here's how to make your home healthier.

FREE Healthy Menu Plans

Cross menu planning off your to-do list with these weeks of healthy menus planned for you!

Our Favorite Workouts
Exercise Ball Workout

This one piece of exercise equipment can give you a full-body workout.

5 Exercises for Flatter Abs

A strong core improves overall wellness. Get our five favorite exercises.

20-Minute Toning Workout

This easy 20-minute strength workout helps boost metabolism.

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